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Information on EC 3.2.2.29 - thymine-DNA glycosylase

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     3 Hydrolases
         3.2 Glycosylases
             3.2.2 Hydrolysing N-glycosyl compounds
                3.2.2.29 thymine-DNA glycosylase
IUBMB Comments
Thymine-DNA glycosylase is part of the DNA-repair machinery. Thymine removal is fastest when it is from a G/T mismatch with a 5'-flanking C/G pair. The glycosylase removes uracil from G/U, C/U, and T/U base pairs faster than it removes thymine from G/T .
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Archaea, Eukaryota
Reaction Schemes
Hydrolyses mismatched double-stranded DNA and polynucleotides, releasing free thymine.
Synonyms
G/T glycosylase, G:T mismatch-specific thymine DNA-glycosylase, hsTDG, hTDG, mismatch-specific thymine-DNA glycosylase, mismatch-specific thymine-DNA N-glycosylase, More, Pa-MIG, T/U mismatch DNA glycosylase, T:G mismatch-specific thymidine-DNA glycosylase, more
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Hydrolyses mismatched double-stranded DNA and polynucleotides, releasing free thymine.
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